Endorsements and Notations

Endorsements

Notations

Endorsements

The endorsement of registration identifies registered nurses and midwives with additional qualifications and specific expertise who meet the requirements of the relevant registration standard.

The endorsements for registered nurses are:

  • Registered nurse - supply scheduled medicines (rural and isolated practice), and
  • Nurse practitioner – includes prescribing scheduled medicines.

The endorsement for midwives is:

  • Midwife - prescribe scheduled medicines.

Note: Midwife practitioner - refer Position statement on midwife practitioners

For more information about endorsement of registration, please refer to the following documents.

Nurse practitioner

Document name  PDF  Accessible
format 
Document
date 
Registration standard: Endorsement as a nurse practitioner PDF 
(173KB)
Word version
(393KB,DOCX)
1 June 2016
Safety and quality guidelines for nurse practitioners PDF 
(172KB)
Web page 1 June 2016
Guidelines: For nurses applying for endorsement as a nurse practitioner  PDF 
(129KB)
Web page  1 June 2016
Application for endorsement as a nurse practitioner - AENP-40  PDF 
(1.12MB)
N/A  14 June 2016

Related fact sheets

Registered nurse - supply scheduled medicines (rural and isolated practice)

Document name  PDF  Document
date 
Registration standard: - Endorsement for scheduled medicines registered nurses (rural and isolated practice) PDF 
(226KB)
30 March 2011 
Application for endorsement for scheduled medicines (rural and isolated practice) registered nurses - AESR-40  PDF 
(387KB) 
30 March 2011 

Midwife - prescribe scheduled medicines

Document name  PDF  Accessible
format 
Document
date 
Registration standard: Endorsement for scheduled medicines for midwives PDF 
(173KB)
Word version 
(395KB,DOCX)
1 January 2017
Fact sheet: Endorsement for scheduled medicines for midwives PDF 
(184KB)
Web page 1 January 2017
Guidelines: For midwives applying for endorsement for scheduled medicines PDF  
(62.1 KB)
Web page 1 January 2017
Application for endorsement for scheduled medicines for midwives - AESM-40 PDF 
(1.18MB)
N/A 1 January 2017

Safety and quality guidelines for privately practising midwives

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Safety and quality guidelines for privately practising midwives PDF
(80.6KB)
Word version
(394KB)
1 January 2017
Fact sheet: Safety and quality guidelines for privately practising midwives PDF
(51.4KB)
Web page 1 January 2017 

Notations

A notation records a limitation on the practice of a nurse/midwife. It is used to describe and explain the scope of a nurse/midwife’s practice by noting the limitations on that practice. The notation does not change the nurse/midwife’s scope of practice but may reflect the requirements of a registration standard.

Document name  PDF  Accessible
format 
Document
date 
Application for addition of notation as an enrolled nurse or nurse practitioner - ANMV-40  PDF 
(856 KB)
N/A  1 June 2016 

Nurses with a sole qualification in mental health nursing, paediatric nursing or disability nursing

 
 
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